Drywood Termite Removal in & near Moreno Valley and Riverside, CA
Drywood termite removal is a service that is time-sensitive for all California homeowners. The moment you see a tiny winged insect, droppings, or wood dust, the damage may already have been done. Termites cost U.S. property owners around $50 billion each year. Only by eradicating the problem fast can you stop the wood-eating insects, and the damage they cause, in its tracks, saving you potentially thousands of dollars in renovations. The moment you see the first sign of drywood termites, call Final Exterminators in Riverside, California. We have proven tools and solutions to rid your home of these silent destroyers fast, giving you peace of mind while helping you save.
What are the Signs of a Drywood Termite Infestation?
Drywood termites tend to enter your home by way of exposed wood or through infested items, like wooden furniture. Unlike subterranean termites, which burrow into your home through damp soil in and around your home’s foundation, drywood termites don’t need dampness to survive. The insects get all the moisture they need to survive and reproduce from the humidity in the air and the moisture they get from consuming the wood that makes up your home. Drywood termites can be difficult to detect. Subterranean termites are more obvious. You know you have subterranean termites if you notice their mud tubes, which protect the wood-eating insects from the elements while giving them easy access to the wood they love to eat. Drywood termites, on the other hand, are much more difficult to detect. The insects live deep inside the wood and are seldom seen until they begin to swarm or when repair work is being done on your home. The colonies are smaller than other species of termites, with most colonies having less than a thousand insects total. The colonies can also be widely dispersed and can take years to mature. At times, you can identify drywood termites by signs of the winged insects or by witnessing damage to the wood in and around your home. Knock on the wood while you’re at it. Does the area sound hollow? If so, that could be another sign that you need prompt drywood termite removal. Other signs include small piles of sawdust where the insects have burrowed or termite droppings, which resemble tiny coffee pellets. The droppings can also look like sand or sawdust. Subterranean termites, by contrast, prefer wood that is already underground, and their droppings can take on a liquid form, resembling everyday mud.Drywood termites, like other insects, have a caste system. There are workers, which cannot reproduce and help to find food sources for the insects, as well as build nests. There are soldiers, which do possess sexual organs and have mandibles they use for combat. There are the reproductives, or alates, which are winged termites that are born from the most mature colonies. These termites swarm in warm weather, whereby the male and female alates will partner up. After mating, the alates will lose their wings and reproduce to form new colonies. Therefore, if you notice a small grouping of discarded wings, this is another sign that you have drywood termites, and that they are reproducing inside or around your home.
How Drywood Termites Cause Damage to Your Home – Moreno Valley Termite Removal
Of all the pests that can invade your home, drywood termites are among the most destructive. Unfortunately, by the time you see the warning signs, like droppings or delicateswarmer wings, the damage may already be in progress. As the termites feed, the wood areas where they congregate can become brittle and hollow. Over time, your home’s entire foundation can weaken, putting the structure in danger while lowering your home’s overall value. The damage usually occurs deep within your home’s inner workings. More often than not, the damage is extensive, leading to costly repairs. Having drywood termites is frustrating and even more so if you are attempting to sell your home. Many home buyers get cold feet about buying a house that has been infested with termites, even if the pests have already been removed and controlled. That is because termite damage can leave a permanent mark on your home that isn’t always repaired away so easily. The best course of action is to get rid of the problem before it gets worse. If you are unsure if you have drywood termites, a thorough inspection can put your mind at ease. If the inspection proves that you have termites, the problem may be contained before significant damage is done.
What Can You Expect with a Drywood Termite Inspection?Whether you have seen the signs, or you wish to be proactive about drywood termites, call Final Exterminators in Riverside for a thorough inspection. We recommend having a termite inspection at least once every year. Doing so can help you remain vigilant and hopefully stop an invasion in its tracks before the problem becomes too expensive to manage. Since drywood termites can be sneaky, only a professional exterminator can sniff out all the areas the insects are likely to hide. First, our pest control experts will look for signs of termite swarmers and their discarded wings. We will also search for the presence of feeding damage and kickout holes, which are tiny burrow marks where the termites push fecal pellets out of the wood. These pellets have six sides (hexagonal) and may be an indication of a current infestation, but not always. Only by clearing the pellets and seeing if they reappear can you determine if your invasion is current and how extensive it might be. As professional exterminators, we don’t just check your home for drywood termites. We will also inspect any wood fencing that may be adjacent to your home, wood mulch that is close to your home’s foundation, as well as firewood, deadwood, and wooden structures like sheds, playsets, decks, and garages that may be located nearby.
Call Now for Drywood Termite Removal Done RightUpon contacting Final Exterminators about your drywood termite problem, we will act quickly, as time is of the essence. We will conduct a complete termite inspection to identify signs of the insects or evidence that they have been feeding on your home. Depending on the type of termites we are dealing with, the size of the colony, the number of colonies, and the extent of the damage, we have a variety of treatment options that are sure to satisfy you. We can provide you with termite baiting to kill the colonies before they reproduce, termite monitoring systems to identify termite colonies that may not be readily apparent, and pre- and post-wood treatments to prevent drywood termites from invading your home in the future. We also offer local treatments for small termite problems and whole structure fumigation or heat treatments if your home has become a breeding ground for the insects for quite some time. Finally, we will provide you with a drywood termite removal inspection report, making the pest control process official while giving you certified documentation that all termites have been eradicated or removed. For pest control you can believe in, call Final Exterminators. We are proven experts against the eradication of drywood termites and have your home, home’s value, and satisfaction in mind. Call now for a free and honest quote and get your drywood termites removed fast.
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